Category: bookmaking

Experiments

I did some assessment of the new techniques I’ve been exploring to develop interesting pages for my handmade books. I have quite a collection forming, which is gratifying. I realized that I don’t want...

Cyanotypes with lupine leaves

I’m working on my repertoire of techniques. I pressed some lupine leaves, which have wonderful dramatic rayed shapes. Then laid them over the cyanotype solution which I painted on these little four-winds folded booklets....

Stitcher’s sketchbooks

A spur of the moment project – Stitcher’s Sketchbooks as taught by Ali Ferguson via TextileArtist.org. I enjoyed making these and I’m glad I did, but I’m not sure I will use them as...

Sewn board book

Another adventure in bookmaking with the Handmade Book Club – the sewn board book. This is the first time I’ve sewed, pressed, glued and covered a spine. I made a lot of mistakes as...

Bead stitch spine

This is from one of Ali’s Thursday morning demos. Not a very good photo, as you can’t see the beads. I was moved to make it because I really like the effect of the...

Some simple gifts

I’m wrapping these simple books in used tissue paper to give as gifts. I hope they’re appreciated.

Gray and gold book

This is the April book from Vintage Page Design’s Handmade Book Club, the sewn-over-tapes binding. I decided to sew organza onto the tapes to fluff them out and add more dimension. There are gaps...